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breaking news -- norfolk treasurer anthony burfoot has been indicted on federal charges. newschannel three s margaret kavanagh is live with what we know right now. according to a federal indictment -- norfolk city treasure anthony burfoot and his conspirators to use his official positions as a norfolk councilman, vice mayor, and treasurer to enrich himself getting payments, gifts, and other things of value. he has been serving since 2002 in those various positions. according to the documents they tried to hide the
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it states that he became a partner in the company—t ivest. he promised the company that he would use his position with the city to get the company involved in city projects. in exchange he got money, meals, and trips. about several projects and proposed projects in the city - including the midtown office tower project- where burfoot used his position to try and help his partners. some of this stuff in the documents date back several years. he is looking at the following charges: conspiracy to defraud the citizens of norfolk, conspiracy to official right, use of interstate wire communications to further scheme to defraud and perjury. burfoot is scheduled to be in courthouse at 2:30 this afternoon. i will have updates on this breaking story on wtkr- four. live in the control room,
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two virginia beach families were forced out of there home when a fire started late last night. news channel threes stefania okolie is live with a look at the damage. well this fire brought this entire block outside last night to help one another. the scariest thing for them was this right over here. these cars on fire and the explosions they were causing anthony checchio/neighbo r :00-05 amanda bartoli/ neighbor :18-:23 pkg 12:37:41:26- 12:37:48;03 "we heard like a pop explosion...notic ed flames" video from a neighbor shows thick flames pouring from a roof and the hoods of two cars ignited -- this scene thursday evening making sykes avenue a very chaotic one 12:45:43:05- 12:45:48:29 "and all of the
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door ...like 100 times like really fast" butted to 12:45:56:14- 12:46;00:17 "we saw our neighbor jumping up and down in our window....911" his house was on fire-- the flames rapidly spreading -- and while his family including two young children were out-- the people in the neighboring duplex were not. so neighbors took action 12:38:31;04- 12:38:37:01 "they knocked on the door to get them out of there....was on fire" 12:46;23:22- 12:46:27:27 "it was scary .....never seen most of neighbors before" it took crews nearly half an hour to battle the flames-- this morning the destruction outside. two cars with their front ends smoldered and part of a roof charred-- and while the families are without their homes for now--these neighbors still thankful for something 12:47;24:12- 12:47:29:04 "i m just glad everybody is okay and that nothing g se happened" investigator salsa come back out here and figure out how the fire started. live in virginia beach, i )m stefania okolie
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rt 17 in isle of wight is back open after a tractor trailer overturned blocking all lanes for hours. the crash happened just before 7:30 when a man in a pickup truck swerved to avoid traffic in his lane. he ran the tractor trailer off the road. a total of six vehicles were involved but only the driver of the big rig was taken to the hospital. the driver of the pickup truck, eric blair, was charged with reckless driving. taking a live look outside at the virginia beach oceanfront. looks pretty gloomynow -- and rain is on the way. let s send things over now to meteorologist dominic brown
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warmer temps and a chance of rain for the weekend....warme r weather is on the way, but it will take another day for it to get here. for today, we re expecting highs in the mid 50s under mostly cloudy skies. a few scattered showers are possible this afternoon and evening. this weekend, rain chances will be going up even more, especially late saturday through sunday as a weather system from the southwest moves in our direction. otherwise, expect a good deal of clouds here and there. high temperatures will be in the low and mid 60s this weekend. by next week, our warm up will end. highs will be in the mid and upper 40s by the middle of the work week.
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new at noon-- virginia beach police arrested a man after he tried robbing a gas station and stabbed an employee. it happened yesterday at the citgo gas station on diamond springs road. police say 53- year-old carlton isaac dunston entered the store-- armed with a knife and demanded cash. during the robbery-- dunston cut the employee on the arm. she was taken to the hospital-- but is expected to be okay. dunston was arrested on assault. new details-- chesapeake police arrested a man in connection with the shooting that took place at the extended stay america hotel. bryant got into a fight with another man then shot him. it
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on greenbrier circle. officials arrested bryant on a list of charges including malicious wounding. he is currently being held at the chesapeake city jail without bond. new at noon- a big honor for newschannel 3 s-p&jessica larche. the entire country is about to see all about her amazing health journey. and one expecting couple couldn )t make to the hospital in time. we )ll show you what jersey parkway. plus-- a teen saved her family from a burning fire. but first she had to rescue her dad who
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this afternoon, we have an exciting announcement about one of our newschannel family members. jessica larche. we )ve followed her health and weight loss journey. as of today, another milestone. jessica is featured on the cover of this months women )s day magazine! ------------------------ nats of jessica montage tons 356120 at :14 for jessica larche... the journey of a lifetime... started
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sot health scare she )d tried dieting and exercising before... just like we all have. but this time something was different. sot pick your hard nearly four years, and more than 100 pounds later. through the workouts and the tears. the new recipes and the new clothes. we see hard work pays off.
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from a burning fire. but first she had to rescue her dad who
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breaking news a same-sex married couple splits -- who gets custody of their child? a virginia beach judge has just ruled that both parents have the same legal rights when it comes to seeking custody. -- in circuit court -- lauren poole who is in a custody battle with her former partner -- is not the biological parent. but today -- the judge says that won t matter in their upcoming custody battle -- stay with newschannel three and on w- t-k-r dot-com for updates. this just in-- we know now the cause of death for the man found dead in a walmart parking. police tell newschannel three richard winters died from natural causes. on wednesday police found winters unconscious and not breathing in a parking lot on north military highway. he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. days after announcing executive actions for reducing
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took his pitch on the road to george mason university. he participated in a town hall meeting debating the second amendment and argued his reasoning for increased restrictions. the president stood in front of supporters-- critics and a few familiar faces including former representative gabrielle giffords and her husband, mark kelly. kelly talked about how opponents of background checks believe that would lead to the government taking away everyone )s guns. and here )s how the president responded. today also marks five years since the deadly shooting in tucson, arizona that left giffords severely injured and six people dead. a vienna teen is being recognized for her bravery when she saved her family from a fire. fairfax county fire and rescue gave 19-year-old charlotte heffelmire the citizen lifesaving
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it all happened right after thanksgiving when her dad was working on his truck. he said it suddenly fell-- spilling gasoline and a fire ignited instantly. charlotte saw what happened and managed to lift up the truck and pull her dad out. eric heffelmire/fathe r after charlotte freed her dad-- she got into the burning truck and drove it out of the garage. then she calmly got everyone out of the house. warmer temps and a chance of rain for the weekend....warme r
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will take another day for it to get here. for today, we re expecting highs in the mid 50s under mostly cloudy skies. a few scattered showers are possible this afternoon and evening. this weekend, rain chances will be going up even more, especially late saturday through sunday as a weather system from the southwest moves in our direction.
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deal of clouds here and there. high temperatures will be in the low and mid 60s this weekend. by next week, our warm up will end. highs will be in the mid and upper 40s by the middle of the work week.
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two new jersey state troopers did something that wasn t exactly a part of their daily duties. definitely not-- they helped a woman deliver her baby on the side of a parkway.
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the expecting mother was being driven to a hospital by her husband when she realized they were not going to make it. the couple stopped on the shoulder and called 9-1-1. when the two troopers got there they found the mom to be already in labor in the back seat of the car. about 10 minutes later-- the baby was safely delivered. economy airline passengers may soon have a better screen for their in- flight entertainment. panasonic is building an ultra-thin, 13- inch, high- definition touchscreen display. and they won )t show only videos provided by the airline. they )ll also connect with your smartphone and charge it. the size of the screen will take up much of the seat-back it is mounted in. the new seat-back screens have already been deployed in the economy class sections of emirates airlines.
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